Bolton vs Oxford – League One play-off final: Wanderers face Yellows in huge tie

BOLTON take on Oxford in the League One play-off final on Saturday afternoon.

Ian Evatt‘s men missed out on automatic promotion after Portsmouth and Derby County both amassed over 90 points, meaning Wanderers had to settle for third.


Dion Charles scored twice against Barnsley in the first legCredit: GETTY
Cameron Brannagan bagged from the penalty spot against Peterborough in the semi-finals


Cameron Brannagan bagged from the penalty spot against Peterborough in the semi-finalsCredit: REX

Bolton beat Barnsley 5-4 over two legs, while Oxford got past Peterborough to secure their Wembley spot.

The Trotters got revenge on the Tykes after their semi-final exit last year – and now they will be hoping to go all the way and return to the Championship for the first time since 2019.

Meanwhile, Oxford haven’t been in the second tier since 1999 after experiencing play-off heartbreak in two of the last four seasons.

When is Bolton vs Oxford?

  • Bolton vs Oxford will take place on Saturday, May 18.
  • Kick off will be at 4.15pm BST.
  • Wembley Stadium will host.

What TV channel is Bolton vs Oxford on and can it be live streamed?

  • Bolton vs Oxford will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football.
  • You can live stream the match on the NOW app/website.
  • Alternatively, you can follow all the action via SunSport’s live blog.

Team news

For Bolton, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Carlos Mendes Gomes will be unavailable as they continue to recover from long-term injuries.

Star striker Dion Charles bagged two goals in the semi-final first leg and will be seeking more in Saturday’s final.

Oxford are set to have a fully fit squad for their trip to Wembley, with Cameron Brannagan the key man for the Yellows.

What are the odds?

Match result

  • Bolton – 17/20
  • Draw – 13/5
  • Oxford – 3/1

*Odds courtesy of Paddy Power and are correct at the time of publication.

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